News & Feature Stories

Doors To Dunnies Part I: Let Me In

What makes a great boozer great? In a unique new series, award-winning beer writer and podcaster Luke Robertson sets out to find the answer, breaking down the experience of going out in Australia in the company of experts.

February 24, 2021 by Luke Robertson


Tell 'Em Benny Sent Ya

February 23, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

How does joining an award-winning comedy writer attempting to channel Anthony Bourdain on a tour of breweries (and beaches, big things, and kebab shops) sound? We caught up with the man behind new web series Benny Sent Ya.


Who Brews Shapeshifter Beers?

February 22, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Shapeshifter launched in 2019 and have been finding fans across South Australia for their limited release hazy beers. We caught up with the brewing company's founders to ask them Who Brews Shapeshifter beers?


The Big Issue: The Future Of Beer Fests II

February 18, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

Six months ago, we asked what beer festivals might look like in the new COVID-altered landscape. As events start to make their comeback, we revisited the topic to see what else has been learned and what might lie ahead.


Come With Us!

February 18, 2021 by Crafty Pint

Reaching our audience via social media platforms has been getting ever harder, so we've been working on new, quick read e-bulletins. With Facebook now blocking Aussie news sites, we're asking you to sign up ahead of next month's launch.


How's The Serenity Of Speed?

February 17, 2021 by James Smith

Readers will know Corinna Steeb and Frank Samson through the beers of Prancing Pony, but it's only one of their passions. They met through a shared love of motorbikes and next month Corinna will attempt to break her own land speed record.


Who Brews Green Gully Beers?

February 16, 2021 by Ben Hopkins

The discovery of a beer he'd helped his dad bottle way back in 1976 sparked Luke Smith's love for brewing. These days, he's the man behind Phillip Island's Green Gully Brewing, producing beers from a farm shed around another job.


Hops Without Borders

February 15, 2021 by James Smith

In a normal year, brewers and other beer industry people would be preparing to visit the Southern Hemisphere's hop farms for harvest. It's not a normal year, however, leading Hop Products Australia to invite guests to join them online.


Boekamp Bier Relaunches As The Albert Brewery

February 12, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Boekamp Bier's sudden closure in December last year was sad news for Tassie craft drinkers and lager lovers. Now co-founder Mark French has relaunched with a new look and name but with the same dedication to lager. 


Dollar Bill's Ballarat Dream Quashed

February 11, 2021 by Will Ziebell

Dollar Bill's dream of opening a cellar door in Ballarat won't be turning into reality after the local council rejected their planning application. But the brewery's founders are already working on plans for what's next.

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